By Williams                                           H.B. No. 1203
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to conduct constituting the offense of sexual performance
 1-3     by a child.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 43.25(a)(2), Penal Code, is amended to
 1-6     read as follows:
 1-7                 (2)  "Sexual conduct" means actual or simulated sexual
 1-8     intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual bestiality,
 1-9     masturbation, sado-masochistic abuse, or lewd exhibition of the
1-10     genitals, the anus, or any portion of  the female breast below the
1-11     top of the areola.
1-12           SECTION 2.  (a)  The change in law made by this Act applies
1-13     only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this
1-14     Act.  For purposes of this section, an offense is committed before
1-15     the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs
1-16     before that date.
1-17           (b)  An offense committed before the effective date of this
1-18     Act is covered by the law in effect when the offense was committed,
1-19     and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
1-20           SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-21           SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-22     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-23     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-24     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
 2-1     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.